Diglycol chlorohydrin

  • 2-(2-Chloroethoxy)ethanol
  • 5-Chloro-3-oxa-1-pentanol
  • 2-(2-Hydroxyethoxy)ethyl chloride
  • 2-Chloroethyl 2-hydroxyethyl ether
  • Diethylene glycol monochlorohydrin
  • Ethylene glycol mono(2-chloroethyl) ether
Formula
C4H9ClO2
Structure
Description
Clear almost colorless liquid. Perceptible odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
628-89-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-059-9
R 36/37/38
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
KK1350000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
3334
Beilstein/Gmelin
506015
Beilstein Reference
3-01-00-02078
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H9ClO2
Formula mass
124.56
Boiling point, °C
79
Vapor density (air=1)
4.30
Density
1.175 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Refractive index
1.452 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
90
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Will burn if involved in a fire. Combustible Liquid. Extinguishing media: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye irritation. Lachrymator. Lachrymator.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
3334
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